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Bert Williams

Full name: Herbert Philip "Bert" Williams
Gender: Male
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
Weight: 260 lbs (118 kg)
Born: July 24, 1908 in Hove, Brighton and Hove, Great Britain
Died: January 10, 1990 in Macatawa, Michigan, United States
Affiliations: Chicago Yacht Club, Chicago (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Sailing

Related Olympians: Father of Lynn Williams.

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)

Biography

The English-born Herb Williams later became an American citizen and attended DePaul and Northwestern. As helmsman at the 1956 Olympics he had Larry Low as his crew, and in winning the gold medals they beat the defending champions, Agostino Straulino and Nicolo Rode of Italy. Before his business retirement, Williams worked as an executive in the coal industry

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1956 Summer 48 Melbourne Sailing Mixed Two Person Keelboat Kathleen USA 1 Gold

Mixed Two Person Keelboat

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Partner Phase Unit Date PTS T
1956 Summer 48 Melbourne Sailing Kathleen USA Larry Low Final Standings 1956-11-26 5,876
1956 Summer 48 Melbourne Sailing Kathleen USA Larry Low Race One 1956-11-26 1,180 2-55:19
1956 Summer 48 Melbourne Sailing Kathleen USA Larry Low Race Two 1956-11-27 481 3-15:08
1956 Summer 48 Melbourne Sailing Kathleen USA Larry Low Race Three 1956-11-28 879 3-26:42
1956 Summer 48 Melbourne Sailing Kathleen USA Larry Low Race Four 1956-11-29 1,180 2-55:06
1956 Summer 48 Melbourne Sailing Kathleen USA Larry Low Race Five 1956-12-03 879 3-04:48
1956 Summer 48 Melbourne Sailing Kathleen USA Larry Low Race Six 1956-12-04 879 3-23:15
1956 Summer 48 Melbourne Sailing Kathleen USA Larry Low Race Seven 1956-12-05 879 3-02:04